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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SerialTicker, Jan 12, 2014.
One restaurant in Cambridge, MA had cans of Heady Topper going for $14/can. Life changing.
OK, saw Sculpin for $16.99 for a six. I think that's outrageous. Another store had it for $12.99, both cans.
You and your fancy logic. It's getting in the way of people complaining about what price they'd prefer to pay for something! [shakes an internet fist]
But seriously, this is a very informative post that shows people the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the complex process of pricing, and it doesn't even get into the geographical impact on prices, and localized markets. Good stuff.
Current year Zhukov bottles for $50.00 at Barrel and Grain.
I can understand a price hike due to drinking at bar, but from $11.99 to $50.00....
Place is out of business now, go figure.
$15 for a bud light at a strip club in Vegas. Bartender opened it so I had to pay.
at a bar? you can never use the words price gouging or profiteering if it's a bar
$75 for a bottle of Proprietor's BCBS
I'm near the Nassau/Suffolk border. It was at Beer City in North Babylon about 2 or 3 months ago.
The former is the going rate around here. Hopefully this will change soon as it seems the wholesale price has dropped.
Damn. I need to move to Kentucky. I think the fad is here to stay.
I thought so too but it tasted like a pile of peat compost (IMO) which destroyed the experience (but man the bottle looks really cool so I saved it!).
The shelf life I believe is somewhere around (25) years and when this one was cracked, it was past that cut-off. It was a small fortune and a disappointing experience but the trophy bottle eases the pain!
A wannabe liquor store in A2 tried to charge me almost 50 bucks for a bottle of CBS when it was released a couple years ago...I admit I wavered for a sec but did NOT buy it...ended up getting a couple bottles at MSRP at Arbor Farms and also 1 bottle at a competing small liquor store for just over MSRP...needless to say, Ive never been back to said wannabe store...
The restaurant I work for on the las Vegas strip does 300% mark up.....but true it is standard
Eclipse pappy van winkle for $80.
Now I feel f'ing ripped off...I just paid $14.99 or an O'douls 12 oz at my AA meeting...
They know they've got me....
You, my good man, are welcome to come and stay at my house and drink Pliny with me, at $3.99 or 4.49 a bottle at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa ( unsolicited advertisement ), anytime you are in town...I love your post.
However, do they really have craft beer in Iowa ?
Can you get me any BCBS coffee?
What a shame! I've had several 1980's Hardy's, though that was when they were anywhere between 10-15 years old (some time in late 90's). I can honestly say those are my fondest beer memories. Soo smooth and soft.
I was in a beer store in upstate NY, which is about a 3 hour drive from Waterbury Vermont, selling cans of Heady Topper for $10 each. Or you could buy a 4 pack for $36.
Yeah I see Sculpin consistently for $16.99 I think it's overpriced
I probably could I've seen it around before
Woohooo. I can't find it
Following back up on this, I just went into a shop today that had both bottles and cans for $19.99 a sixer
There is a store here in Southern California that got a hold of a bunch of Heady. So what he was doing was this:
You had to buy 4 bombers of anything else in his store in order to "qualify" to buy one can of Heady for $10.
If I had never had Heady before I would have probably done it. Seems kind ridiculous though.
$40 for The Bruery Bois.
$18.00 for a reg 12oz bcbs and $99.00 for prop in Bloomingdale Illinois. Really sad needless to say they are still in stock.
19.99 for a courage russian imperial.
Any bottle of Port Brewing, they don't standard 12oz bottle which is ridiculous
Took this picture at a bottle shop in Pittsburgh 6 months ago:
Needless to say, there are still 20+ bottles sitting on the shelf.
I bought a case of Sculpin bottles at my distributor for $62. $12.99 is a steal.
A guy on Craigslist Atlanta trying to sell one Westy 12 from the US distro brick pack with the glass for $400.
I know a place here in the greater LA metro that has cans of Heady "in the back" which he will sell to you if you're cool. Nine bucks each.
I have bought a few, mainly for beer shares. I think I'm done paying that much for that beer; while it is certainly good, it's not worth that price to me.
That is a big fat LOL.
Ouch! It is one of my favorites though.
I think people just need to ignore these very high prices that they see. Beer is beer, it isn't a rare wine or like Dom Perignon. It has a maximum retail value unless its been aged for a while and it's a beer that stands the test of time. The biggest gouge I've seen is maybe 13 bucks for a rodenbach grand cru, and thats just a mark up. By the way how are beers you can only get from the brewery gauged. Local place said that his barrel aged speedway stout wasn't for sale , but if he would sell me one it would be like 70 bucks.
Good karma SJ
I've been looking for Sweet Repute. Is it worth it? 5 months old Lunch at $10.25? A rip off. Great beer- when fresh.
My local liquor store got 2 bottles, I got 1. Haven't popped it yet, soon i hope. Maybe this weekend, i've been waiting for the right crowd hopefully without waiting too long. It was "Mo" not "Lunch" but either way, Maine Beer Co. needs to be fresh. I got "Little One" 2 days old in November. Cheers.
From what I've read on here the verdict seems to be 50/50. I, however, thought it was delicious! Scored 3 of them and drank one right away. Retails for $18.99. Don't be shy. It's amazing!